Brett Carter

Volunteer Coordinator

Brett Carter is the host of Centerstage Minnesota and volunteer coordinator at Northern Community Radio.  When not scheduling, training and coaching our team of over 100 volunteers, he is shining the spotlight on great Minnesota music.  He entertains his co-workers with his quirky sense of humor, unique socks and collection of multi-colored pens.  Brett lives in Bagley with his wife and beloved cats.  It is rumored he once spent $10,000 on his cats birthday ....

Ways to Connect

Tune in Tuesday mornings from 10-11 for Green Cheese for Kids, an hour's worth of questions geared for younger listeners. It's a great mid-morning break for kids during this crazy time. Have your phone ready to call 1-800-662-5799 and take time for some trivia fun every week. 

Listen to Green Cheese three times a week.

Green Cheese for Kids: Tuesday Mornings at 10:00

Extra Cheeese: Wednesday Nights at 7:00

Green Cheese Classic: Saturday Nights at 7:00

Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Therese from Bemidji serves up a breakfast of oatmeal with fresh strawberries and skim milk and cinnamon sugar. Unfortunately she also has decaf, but that's okay.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

On a recent Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo show, Natasha and Nana Boozhoo take some calls from Bob Dylan and Cookie Monster, and possibly a former president to learn nagamowin; bakwezhigaans; and gichi-mookomaan.

Hear the whole show by clicking below.

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo is created by Michael Lyons and made possible on KAXE/KBXE by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Check them out on YouTube!

Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Billy from Duluth wowed John with his old-fashioned, convenience store donuts and overnight oats.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Jim from Deerwood made Heidi's day by sharing his recipe for two local, soft-boiled eggs, toast and OJ and coffee.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

This week, a daily conversation with John Latimer became part of the Morning Show at 9:30.

"Go outside," is the recommendation from Staff Phenologist John Latimer. John suggested some common plants to look for in spring, including Speckled Alders, Hazelbrush, Red Elderberry, and Fly Honeysuckle

Today John offered up a twig experiment for parents and kids to do together during this time when kids are at home every day. It involves observation and documentation in a fun and interesting way for phenologists young and old. See the worksheets below for help in observing.

Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Elaine from Florida/Chisholm shared a lament about canceled spring training baseball but drowned out her sorrows with coffee and leftover spanakopita and baklava. The margheritas will help, too.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Pam from Staples serves up a spinach patty instead of a kale smoothie.

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Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Kim from north of Nashwauk created a bit of a stir with her everything bagel with jalepeno cream cheese as a chaser to her yogurt.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Megan Sugden

Cheri Reese and Michael Swanson returned to northern Minnesota roots to create Far North Spirits, the country's most remote distillery (acccording to Smithsonian Magazine). Growing and distilling their own grains is a full-time operation which includes pourings in the middle of a wheat field near Hallock, Minnesota. 

Maggie Montgomery and Brett Carter talked with Cheri recently on the Wednesday Morning Show. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

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